Introduction

  • Sergio Martínez
  • Claudia J. del Río
  • Alejandra Rojas
Chapter
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTHSYST)

Abstract

The Quaternary represents the last moments of the Earth’s history, and despite of its short duration, knowledge of its faunas is of the outmost importance as they are the ancestors of the modern ones. In times when some of the main concerns about animal life are diversity, biological invasions and range modifications caused by global change, an analysis of the near past time can show diverse geological and biological clues for understanding and managing present ecosystems.

Keywords

Atlantic Ocean Global Change Biological Invasion Marine Deposit Past Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergio Martínez
    • 1
  • Claudia J. del Río
    • 2
  • Alejandra Rojas
    • 1
  1. 1.Facultad de Ciencias, Dpto. de Evolución de CuencasUniversidad de la RepúblicaMontevideoUruguay
  2. 2.Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino RivadaviaBuenos AiresArgentina

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